Post-Show Events Announced for GAME THEORY @ Tristan Bates Theatre

A rehearsal shot from Odessa Celt's GAME THEORY

A rehearsal shot from Odessa Celt's GAME THEORY.

GAME THEORY by Odessa Celt plays at the Tristan Bates Theatre, Covent Garden, until 18th April. You can read the press release for the production here and book your tickets here.

As well as a double-bill of new plays, GAME THEORY offers the chance for audiences to attend a range of interesting and informative post-discussions that link to the themes of the plays, Membrane and Mutiny. Full details of this programme are listed below:

Staging the Facts: Science in Performance - in partnership with Exeunt Magazine. Tuesday 2nd April. A post-show discussion of the ethics and responsibilities of depicting science on stage, chaired by Exeunt's Mary Halton. Panellists include Game Theory playwright Odessa Celt, co-artistic director of Analogue Theatre Hannah Barker and Artistic Director of LAStheatre Barra Collins. 

Cast and Creative Q&A. Tuesday 7th April. A chance to grill director Lois Jeary, playwright Odessa Celt and cast Andrew Pugsley, Nadia Shash and Georgina Blackledge on their experiences working on Game Theory. Chaired by Daniel Perks, critic at Theatre & Performance Magazine.

British-Arab Culture: What does it look like today? Wednesday 8th April. Panelists Malu Halasa (journalist and author of The Secret Life of Syrian Lingerie: Intimacy and Design), award-winning London-based Lebanese performer and arts producer Alia Alzougbi, and Artistic Director of Shubbak Festival Eckhard Thiemann come together for a discussion of the presence, profile and impact of the contemporary British-Arab cultural scene. Chaired by Ruba Asfahani of Modern Art Oxford. 

Q&A discussion: Hymenoplasty. Tuesday 14th April. Panellists include Shereen El Feki, writer-activist, regular TED speaker and author of Sex and the Citadel: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World (2013); Dr Anke Bernau, author of Virgins: A Cultural History (2007) and Professor of Medieval Literature and Culture at Manchester University; and Mr Nick Morris, gynaecologist and plastic surgeon.

Q&A discussion: Genomic Sequencing. Thursday 16th April. Dr Dan O'Connor, Head of Humanities and Social Science at the Wellcome Trust, will discuss genomic sequencing and the ethics that surround it with Yulia Kovas, Professor of Genetics and Psychology at Goldsmiths University; Fatos Selita, barrister and Chair of the Council on Ethical, Societal and Legal Implications of Genetic Research in Psychology and Education at Tomsk State University; and Clare Williams, Professor of Medical Sociology at Brunel University.


Production Information:

Cast: TBA || Writer: Odessa Celt || Director: Lois Jeary || Costume and Set Design: Fi Russell || Producer: Jamie Hannon ||Associate Producer: Miriam Sherwood

Running Time: Approx 90 min (incl. 15 min interval) || Suitable for ages: 16+ || Twitter: @GameTheoryPlay || Web:

Listing Information:

Venue: Tristan Bates Theatre, 1A Tower St, Covent Garden, WC2H 9NP. (Wheelchair access) || Dates: 31 March – 18 April 2015 (Tues - Sat + Sun 12 April). Preview – 31 March / Press Night – 1 April || Times: 7.30pm (plus 3pm matinees on 4, 12, 18 April) || Prices: £12 / Concession £10. (Preview – all tickets £10) || Box Office: 020 7240 6283,




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